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valadaar
October 17, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Hanaset Grub Bag    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

"When travelling between the Hanaset towns of Setahal and Timuhal I noted a strong odor of rotting plants emanating from our trusty Hanaset guide Sehetuma.  Now, the Hanaset are a festidious people and I was somewhat suprised by this.  However, I kept my own consul, seeking not to offend.

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Wulfhere
October 2, 2006
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Comments: 35
Ideas: 19
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
101 Uses for an Iron Spike    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

You never know when you’ll need an IRON SPIKE!

Scrasamax
September 30, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Agnoscite    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Thie pearly material is also known by the sinister name of Demon’s Tooth.

Wulfhere
September 21, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.111111
Dwarven Steelbows    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Legends say that the first of these bows of gleaming steel were crafted by the smiths of the dwarves, who gave them to the first of the land’s great kings.

Wulfhere
September 14, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Drums of the Spirits    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

As the drums echo through the badlands, the warriors of the Orcish tribes feel the power of the tribal spirits call to them…

Scrasamax
September 12, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Xanthanite    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

While bronze is cheaper, and steel is stronger, few materials are as desireable for weapons than proper Xanthanite.

MoonHunter
September 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Middle Swords    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

"So it is old," I said.

"Older than you know," The White Beard murmered.

"I have never seen a blade of this type," I said swinging it experimentally.

"It is a Middle Blade. They are made not in these times, but in Albinion Era after the fall of the Empire, made, they were," The Wise One said.

"It is truly old then, almost as old as you…"

The White Beard just sighed.

Scrasamax
September 7, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
30 Manuscripts    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of 30 scrolls, manuscripts, and codices sampled from the library of Atal, the Wise Councilor.

Murometz
September 2, 2006
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Votes: 16 / 4.531250
30 Tomes    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Hot off the Press! These are not your eldritch manuals or ancient folios of doom. These are random books, a GM can use whenever a PC reaches for a shelf, which usually happens when said GM is least expecting it. These can be found in most libraries, many private homes, and anywhere else one could expect to find a book. More than a few have some built-in plot hooklings as well, while others, like many books of our age, are plain drivel.

Cheka Man
August 16, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 3.687500
Time-Wine    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

If you sit down for a drink of Timewine, be careful to remember just how many drinks you have consumed, or it might turn around and club you on the head when you least expect it.

Pariah
July 28, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 9
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Space Combat - Armor    Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)

Disclaimer: Damage sustained to your power suit while crushing your enemies throats is not covered under warranty, and IDC will in no way be held responsible.

MoonHunter
July 21, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Mechnician's Tool    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

I saw him pull that odd piece out once more, using it to fiddled with the lock. He open the big fold, and flipped out one long thin piece. He pulled a single piece out from a slide and fiddled in the lock.  He stopped, smirked, and flipping out a small thin scraping tool he began to probe the area around the lock. “Trapped,” he said.

Murometz
June 3, 2006
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.666667
The Lingonberry Report    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

TOP SECRET! A Pickled Herring

Scrasamax
June 3, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Tincture of Ergot    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

it seems that the tests have failed to produce a reliable tincture against grain poisoning, but the side product proves most interesting…

Scrasamax
May 26, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.454545
Dracorex Steel    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Its formula is tightly held, many have sought out the secrets of magic-dispelling steel…

B9anders
May 24, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Birros - Dragon Silver    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

One of the most soughtafter substances in the World of Ã?ran.

Scrasamax
May 18, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.708333
The Vocran Palimpsest    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A palimpsest is a manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.

Scrasamax
May 6, 2006
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.055556
Buck-Ogre Rum    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Why rum all gone?

Scrasamax
April 26, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Ozian Weaponry    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

The Axe has long been the symbol of Ozea, and the weapon of choice from the common footsoldier to the one time King.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Characon    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Resembling more a beetle than a seacraft…

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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